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Rabid (1977)
Written by David Cronenberg

After being severly injured in a motorcycle crash, Rose (Marilyn Chambers), is rushed to a nearby plastic surgery clinic where she unknowingly becomes the subject of an experimental surgical procedure to save her life.

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Raging Bull
Written by Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin
Based on a book by Jake LaMotta, Joseph Carter and Peter Savage

Biographical film of the life of boxer Jake LaMotta (Robert De Niro). "Raging Bull" follows the violent (in and out of the ring) life of the "Bronx Bull" who was middleweight boxing champion of the world from 1949 to 1951.
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Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Written by Lawrence Kasdan

University professor and archeologist Dr. "Indiana" Jones (Harrison Ford) is hired by the U.S. Government to find and recover the Ark of the Covenant (the final resting place for the Ten Commandment tablets) before the Nazis can.

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Raising Arizona
Unlike some writers and directors who seem to do the same type of film over and over again, Joel & Ethan Coen, with "Raising Arizona", moved about as far away from "Blood Simple" as you could get.

H. I. McDunnough (ex-con) and his wife, Edwinna (ex-cop) have one thing missing from their lives: she cannot have children. And with H.I.'s criminal record, adoption is impossible. After reading about a furniture store owner (Nathan Arizona Sr.) and his wife birthing quintuplets, the young couple decides to kidnap one of the kids.
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Rear Window
Written by John Michael Hayes
Based on a story by Cornell Woolrich

Famous photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to a wheelchair in his apartment with a broken leg after an accident while photographing an auto race. To pass the time, Jeff watches the neighbors in the apartments across the courtyard going about their daily lives. When the bed-ridden wife of neighbor Lars Thorwald (Raymond Burr) disappears, Jeff tries to convince his girlfriend Lisa Fremont (Grace Kelly), his nurse Stella (Thelma Ritter) and his friend Police Detective Tom Doyle (Wendell Cory) that foul play is involved.
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Reindeer Games
Written by Ehren Kruger

Newly released prison inmate Rudy Duncan (Ben Affleck) assumes the identity of his cellmate Nick Cassidy (James Frain) to get with Nick's blind-date pen-pal girlfriend Ashley Mercer (Charlize Theron). When Rudy meets Ashley's psychopathic brother Gabriel Mercer (Gary Sinise) he becomes involved in something that only Nick would have the knowledge to pull-off.
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Reservoir Dogs
Written by Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary

Six strangers (Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi, Edward Bunker and Quentin Tarantino) are brought together by a common friend to rob a jewelry store. But when the robbery goes wrong, the survivors hold-up in an abandoned warehouse and try to figure out which one of their gang is really a cop.

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Ride The High Country
Written by N.B. Stone Jr., Robert Creighton Williams and Sam Peckinpah

Aging ex-outlaw turned lawman Steve Judd (Joel McCrea) is hired to transport a gold shipment across dangerous territory. When Judd hires old friend Gil Westrum (Randolph Scott) and his young partner Heck Longtree (Ron Starr) to accompany him on his journey, he finds that he may have brought more trouble than he can handle.

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Rocky
Written by Sylvester Stallone

Under-card boxer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) gets the chance of a lifetime when the leading contender for the heavyweight title is injured and the current champ Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) chooses him to box in the "Bicentennial Match."

SCRIPT NOTE: Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Best Director (John G. Avildsen) and Best Editing (Richard Halsey and Scott Conrad)
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Roughshod
Written by Daniel Mainwaring

Unusually adult western film, where Wrangler Clay Phillips and his young brother are transporting horses when they come across four girls who are headed in the same direction, with a wrecked buggy. He takes the girls on to the nearest ranch, where it turns out one of the girls is the homesteader's wayward daughter. As he already has an escaped killer after him he is less than thrilled to have to take the remaining girls on with him. But it has to be said that Mary is damn easy on the eye.

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